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Saving American Manufacturing by William R. Killingsworth

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CHAPTER 5

Manufacturing Plant Closings by Size

Introduction

Additional data analysis shows even more clearly that the United States has lost a greater number of larger manufacturing facilities than smaller ones. All establishment data are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013).

The BLS records the size of establishments as follows:

Size Code 1 Number of Employees 1–4
Size Code 2 Number of Employees 5–9
Size Code 3 Number of Employees 10–19
Size Code 4 Number of Employees 20–49
Size Code 5 Number of Employees 50–99
Size Code 6 Number of Employees 100–249
Size Code 7 Number of Employees 250–499
Size Code 8 Number of Employees 500–999
Size Code 9 Number of Employees 1,000 or more ...

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